Our climate reality speakers bureau team has delivered hundreds of presentations to a wide variety of audiences: from business organizations and universities to churches, school classes and community groups. As trained Climate Reality Leaders, our presenters deliver content that is based on proven scientific principles. Whether your audience is new to climate change and needs a general introduction to the problems and principles of global warming or your audience is well-versed in the problems and looking for actionable solutions, we have presentations that will inform and inspire your group to take action and make a difference. Use our presentation request form to tell us more about your group and areas of interest. We look forward to helping your group learn more about climate change and understand our options for climate defense.

Meet A Few of Our Key Presenters

Campbell Scott

J. Campbell Scott, PhD. was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Scotland. He was educated at St. Andrews University and the University of Pennsylvania. He retired after 5 years teaching physics at Cornell University and nearly 40 years with IBM Research. He joined the Climate Reality Project and received their training in July, 2020. During his scientific career Campbell researched materials for use in various information and energy technologies, including solar cells and batteries. His career involved lecturing to students, from introductory level to graduate, and presentations to professional audiences at scientific conferences. In his current role as director of the speakers' bureau in the Silicon Valley Chapter of CRP, he applies his experience in scientific research to inform the public about the science, impacts and solutions of climate change.

Erin Zimmerman

Erin Zimmerman received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2013. Her research focused on the influence of non-traditional security issues, such as climate change, on regional governing institutions in Asia. Her master’s thesis, completed in 2010, examined the impact of environmentally induced migration on state stability. She is currently an Associate at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany. As an environmental advocate, Erin has been involved with many organizations in Australia, Switzerland and the United States of America. Most recently, she was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in 2019 by the Climate Reality Project. She is currently a member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Climate Reality Project. Her advocacy incudes delivering presentations on a wide variety of topics and writing regular environmentally-focused columns for the San Jose Spotlight and India Currents.

Bill DeVincenzi

Born and raised in San Francisco, 28-year career in Corporate Financial Management, 27-year career teaching at San Jose State University (SJSU). Retired, I am pursuing the existential threat of our time, the climate crisis. In 2018, I joined the Elders Climate Action, and the Elders Action Network Board of Directors. I was trained by the Climate Reality Project (CRP) to present the Climate Crisis and Solutions. I publish a weekly climate newsletter to friends and relatives. In June, of 2020, I founded the Sustainable Villages Club in my community. In April 2021, I became Faculty in Residence for Sustainability at SJSU, reporting to the Provost. I am married 54 years, live in San Jose, 2 children and 3 grandchildren. They are who I am devoting my climate and sustainable living efforts to.

Carolina Robertson

Carolina Robertson is a Sustainable Designer working in the enterprise software industry. For more than 10 years, she worked in the private and public sectors on projects related to zero emission, zero waste and zero inequality. She is a Climate Reality Leader since 2021 and is involved with employee's engagement on sustainability groups, circular economy and consumption behavior research. Quote: "My design background taught me to consider the impacts of my designs. Today, making design decisions to reduce our environmental footprint is not optional, it is a need that cannot be ignored. Every company around the world has an environmental impact even if those impacts are unintended. We must make sure that the impact is beneficial for the planet. I believe companies need to lead by example in the fight against climate change and include sustainability into their vision and strategy."

Net-Zero is Not Enough:Innovative Solutions for Cooling the Planet

Stopping the net emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is not enough to stop global warming. There is already enough CO 2 in the atmosphere to continue warming even if we stop adding to it. We must also remove significant amounts of atmospheric CO 2 and sequester it in long-term storage such as rocks, caverns, and the deep oceans.This presentation series explores innovative solutions for accomplishing this objective. This series is hosted by CRP Silicon Valley and the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta.

Watch series episodes on our YouTube Channel.